I just want to let all my readers know that I’m going to be taking a break from the blog for the next week. The family and I are going on vacation down to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. I would certainly appreciate you saying a prayer for our safety concerning our travels and activities. I’m not the type to see doom and gloom around every corner, but I’ve learned not to take safety for granted either.
Perhaps the Bible’s best text on vacations is Mark 6:31, which says in the classic K.J.V.:
And he said unto them, Come ye yourselves apart into a desert place, and rest a while…
The renowned preacher Vance Havner said of this text, “If you don’t come apart, you will come apart – you’ll go to pieces.” Well, I won’t say that I’m on the verge of going to pieces, but I will say that my pieces are not currently as united as they have been in times past. Yes, I’m looking forward to this vacation.
Of course, parents who’ve been there know that a vacation with a fourteen-year-old and a ten-year-old is only a vacation in the loosest of terms. Tonya and I already have an itinerary of activities that we want to get accomplished at the beach, and would you believe that the list doesn’t include even one candlelight dinner or moonlight stroll? That would be a whole other vacation for a whole other time, perhaps in the year 2020. Maybe we’ll even have a flying car by then too. That would certainly save some travel time.
Anyway, let me encourage you to use my brief hiatus from posting to explore the blog archives. At the right hand side of this page you’ll find a lengthy list of topical categories. Find a topic that interests you and click on it. You never know what I’ve written on that topic in days gone by. Trust me, I can’t even remember all the posts myself!
And, by the way, I want to take this opportunity to say a big, “Thank You” to each of you who regularly come to this site and read my stuff. Some of you have even done me the honor of subscribing to the site. You don’t know how much I appreciate your faith in me and am humbled by it. So my plan is to keep writing, and I trust that you’ll keep reading. Just don’t look for anything new this coming week. Adios. 🙂